Stand Up for Clean Water, Stand Up for Women

March 8th is International Women's Day, a day to take action for gender equality and celebrate women's achievements. Worldwide, millions of women and girls endure the task of collecting water for their families. This strenuous responsibility takes women out of profitable work and girls out of school. It often leaves them sick, injured and away from their family. 

We want to thank you for your continued support. It empowers women and girls, and strengthens their livelihoods.

Meet the Women and Girls of Amberomena, Madagascar

 Fleurette is 15 years old and in her final year of school. Her dreams are to get married to someone in her village, and live a healthy, happy life with her family. She currently collects water twice a day with her sister. She knows access to clean water will change her life and give her time to focus on building her life. 

Fleurette is 15 years old and in her final year of school. Her dreams are to get married to someone in her village, and live a healthy, happy life with her family. She currently collects water twice a day with her sister. She knows access to clean water will change her life and give her time to focus on building her life. 

 Finaritra is 21 years old and has 7 siblings. She is shy and loves reading. She hopes to one day get married and have a successful life. With clean water, she will keep her family and home clean. She collects water from a nearby pond every day with her mother and sisters. 

Finaritra is 21 years old and has 7 siblings. She is shy and loves reading. She hopes to one day get married and have a successful life. With clean water, she will keep her family and home clean. She collects water from a nearby pond every day with her mother and sisters. 

 Angeline is 19 years old. She has 7 siblings, loves to talk but is sometimes shy. She was born and has lived in Amberomena her own life. She collects water 3 times a day with her mother. Health is her number one priority and she believes clean water will give her and her family just that. 

Angeline is 19 years old. She has 7 siblings, loves to talk but is sometimes shy. She was born and has lived in Amberomena her own life. She collects water 3 times a day with her mother. Health is her number one priority and she believes clean water will give her and her family just that. 

 Rasoanantena is a 37 year old mother of 4. Her 4 kids were born in a hospital that lacks clean water. She collects water from a nearby pond with her daughter every day. Her dream for her children is to gain an education and live a healthy life. She knows clean water will help them succeed. 

Rasoanantena is a 37 year old mother of 4. Her 4 kids were born in a hospital that lacks clean water. She collects water from a nearby pond with her daughter every day. Her dream for her children is to gain an education and live a healthy life. She knows clean water will help them succeed. 

 Ramanantena is 40 years old. She was born in Amberomena and gave birth to all of her children in this village. She has lived here her whole life. Together with her daughter, Ramanantena collects water daily. She knows that access to clean water will help her have a clean and healthy home.

Ramanantena is 40 years old. She was born in Amberomena and gave birth to all of her children in this village. She has lived here her whole life. Together with her daughter, Ramanantena collects water daily. She knows that access to clean water will help her have a clean and healthy home.

 Marie Madeleine is 60 years and lives with her 6 family members. She loves gardening and knows that clean water will help her garden flourish. She hopes that with access to clean water, her grandkids will have more time for school. She hopes they'll never have to collect water the way she did as a child. 

Marie Madeleine is 60 years and lives with her 6 family members. She loves gardening and knows that clean water will help her garden flourish. She hopes that with access to clean water, her grandkids will have more time for school. She hopes they'll never have to collect water the way she did as a child.